Sunday, December 27, 2015

Spinach Mandarin Orange Pizza

My family has never been a football family. I don't know the difference between a touch down, field goal, or any of the other stuff. BUT, as far back as I can remember, my mom always had us tuned in to watch the Rose Parade.  This year I am excited to be part of Dole Packaged Foods ‘Live on Green’ Food Blogger Blast Party 2016 Rose Parade led by Dole California Cook-Off Champion Ally Phillips of Ally’s Kitchen.  

December 29th and 30th, Ally will perform live cooking demonstrations and share quick and fun recipes featuring Dole Packaged Foods’ products.  
One of the recipes Ally will be making is this Spinach Mandarin Orange Pizza. This pizza was so different. Light and fresh, making it a perfect appetizer to serve for your New Year's  (or any other) party.

On January 1, tune in to watch the Tournament of Roses Parade where Dole Packaged Food’s float, “Soaring Over Paradise,” explores the world’s rainforests. The float includes four waterfalls, a zip line that travels through the rainforest canopy and a flock of Macaws that appear to take flight over the floral gardens.

Disclaimer:This is part of a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

Spinach Mandarin Orange Pizza

1 packaged roll out pizza dough ( I used homemade following this recipe from What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine)
8 oz container whipped cream cheese
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp course ground black pepper
1/2 cup orange marmalde
1 cup sauteed and drained spinach
1 cup Dole®  Packaged Foods Mandarin Oranges, drained well
1/2 cup pepperoni, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Roll out pizza dough into irregular shape on baking sheet covered with parchment paper (I used my baking stone). Spread whipped cream cheese onto pizza crust. Over top of whipped cream cheese, sprinkle salt and pepper, then spread orange marmalade.
Place spinach, mandarin oranges, and pepperoni over top.

Bake in preheated oven 17-20 minutes, or until edges are golden. Slice and serve immediately.

#RoseParade #LiveOnTheGreen #DolePackagedFoods #DoleTournamentOfRoses
Source: Ally's Kitchen

Sharing this at:
Treasure Box Tuesday
Simple Supper Tuesday
Weekend Potluck


  1. What a delicious and an interesting combination of flavour!
    Happy New Year!

  2. Yum! This looks delicious! I love the sweet and savory flavor profile! Happy New Year my friend! 😊

  3. What an interesting sounding pizza! I will need to try it. I love the Tournament of Roses Parade too, but I am thinking of doing a pizza party for the super bowl this year so this would be fun for that!

  4. well, this is definitely the first time i've seen oranges on a savory pizza! i like pineapple on mine, though, so this isn't such a stretch. :)

  5. Wow, and interesting idea. You know us, we will just have to try it. :-)
    Your Eggnog Fudge was a huge hit :-)) Thank you again for sharing so many great recipes.

  6. Just so colorful and festive! I can just taste it! And, boy, do I wish I could have a big slice now!! Just scrumptious!! Thank you, luv!!! xo ~ally

  7. Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! Like you wrote, this pizza looks so different, in such a great way! So fresh, flavorful and festive!

  8. I have not made this pizza on the grill, but I do think that it would work if you used a different crust. Personally, to grill it, I would use a pre-made crust. Let me know how it turns out if you try it!

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